Three photos taken on June 18, 1959, during a performance by The Mystics on the television show American Bandstand.
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Songwriter, dancer, singer, manager, and record producer Bob Crewe (Robert Stanley Crewe) known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons is present in The Complete Book of Doo Wop under his name with...
- Oh How I Miss You Tonight / Ev'ry Time. Warwick records-1960.
The 3 Tones was a trio from Leicester, United Kingdom formed by John Clarke with his friends Chris and Rich.
In 2012 they recorded a 45 rpm as The Me-Tones with the sides "Rocket Johnny / Round and Round" on the Fatrocket label.
Surely an unknown group for most doo wop fans, but they have a song "Dream of Your Love" that I really like.
In 2019 they made a CD... THE 3 TONES "Introducing:"... today you can listen to them on their YouTube channel by clicking here;
The Romantics was a vocal group consisting of Bud Freeborn, Barry Toepp, Mike Wooley and Ernie Fye.
They recorded in Capitol records several songs "Chapel Bells, Swing Low, Jungle Lion, My Love is Strong, Eternally, I Found You" that were never pressed in a 45 rpm official, until in 2013 those songs were presented in CD format.
I believe that it is a group that all fans of this musical style are unaware of its existence
Trio from Massachusetts formed by Warren Gene (Lead singer), Jack Berglund (Guitar and Vocals) and Jackson Tedder (Drums and vocals) present in the Jeff Kreiter vocal group record guide as...
-Please Come Home / Santa Claus. Toro records-1964.
For fans of Dion & The Belmonts, a 45 rpm made in Japan with the songs "Teenager in Love / I Wonder Why" is available on eBay with a nice picture sleeve.
Rare photo of singer Dion DiMucci performing at the mythical disco The Peppermint Lounge in the early 60's.
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1965 picture sleeve of The Casuals on Feature records with the songs "Angel on My Shoulder" / "Come On Pretty One". Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record guide with a value of $ 30 but this guide not mentioned this picture.
Unfortunately these two songs are not available on YouTube so I cannot say if they really have a doo wop sound or is it an error present in the aforementioned guide.
Original advertising poster announcing the performance of the singer, Jimmy Rock as well as the performance of the group The Dewdrops.
A rare poster to see surely from the late 50's or early 60's.
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Check out my posts on Jimmy and The Dewdrops here;
Vocal group from the Bronx composed by Lead Singer Jim Carlock Jr. with Richie Laringoine, Danny Sabatino and Joe Colavito. The Splendors singing locally, and 1961 have a few of demos songs as "Winter Time", "Senior Year", "The Slob" and "Rita" never released on 45 rpm.
For my taste The Splendors have a very good white doo wop sound.
Article dated July 1960 presenting one by one the four members of the group The Little Dippers after they gain recognition with their song "Forever".
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Check out my post about them here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2009/03/little-dippersforever.html
Photo dated October 26, 1997 of the original five members runion of the Marcels doo wop group.
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See my post about this group here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2010/06/early-marcels.html
Richard, a reader of this blog from Pittsburgh, after reading yesterday's publication about Joe Allegro in which I said that his song "Teen-Age Clementine" was not in the doo wop music guides, tells me that Joe has a recording present in Jeff Kreiter's guide ...
-Web of Dreams / Homeless Heart. End records-1958.
If you collect 45 rpm acetates you now have a chance to get a truly rare original acetate for the Pee Vee 45 release from Philadelphia band The Val-Jeens' “Darlene / It Makes Me”. this is classic doo wop on the A-side and killer garage rock on the flip.
Check out my post about this band here; https://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.com/2011/01/val-jeensdarlene.html
Salvatore “Sal Anthony” Corrente from Yonkers, NY. member of the Dials, Sinceres, Johnny Law Four ... is present in the Kreiter doo wop guide as ...
SAL ANTHONY & THE DU WOP SHOP.
-Morse Code Of Love / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye. Sal-James records-19??.
Unfortunately these two songs are not available on YouTube, but you can listen to this group with a phenomenal interpretation of "Never Let You Go" originally by The Five Discs ...
1963 picture sleeve of Don Perry & The Invadors on Mizon records with the songs "Lonely Lover / I'm Leaving You". Present in the Kreiter's Vocal Group Record guide with a value of $ 250 but this guide not mentioned this picture.
Right now there are two very interesting acetate discs up for auction on eBay ...
This is a previously unreleased sided "New York" Metal Acetate 45 by Ernie Maresca.
It's a publishing demo made for Laurie Records.
Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios in 1965.
Original song with elements of doowop / pop.
This comes with the original Songwriter and composer contract, and the sheet music.
The second acetate is by singer Vince Castro (well known for his songs with the female group The Tonettes as vocal accompaniment).
This is a previously unreleased one sided "Goodbye Chris" Metal Acetate 78 by Vince Castro and Carol Mazzariello It's a publishing demo made for Laurie Records.
Recorded at Allegro Sound Studios Label out of New York City in 1963 Great original Teen song that Laurie Label never released.
This comes with the original Songwriter, copyright and composer contract, and the sheet music. Also has the certificate of renewal registration issued many years later.
Band formed in Willard, N.M. (about 60 miles southeast of Albuquerque) by Sidro Garcia his wife, Belverlee Brown, Sidro's brothers Sal and Ray two cousins and a friend.
They tour briefly with singer Sue Thompson ("Sad Movies Always Make Me Cry" and "Norman") and moved to Las Vegas where they gained a lot of popularity.
This band is present in the doo wop music guides with ...
-You Belong To Me / Mary Lou. Delta records-1964.
-Till I Find My Girl / Plain Jealousy. Delta records-1964.
They in their recordings have a poor doo wop sound.
Original publicity photo rare to see of the incarnation of the group The Capris at the end of the 60's formed in those days by Frank Reina (original member) lead and first tenor, Mike Mincieli (original member) -baritone, Al Diaz – second tenor and guitar , John Apostle-bass, Bill Chefalas-countertenor, falsetto and electric bass, Mickey Henry, keyboard and Johnny Harris on drums.
Hear a live performance of them from the early '70s with a mid-uptempo version of their classic song "There’s A Moon Out Tonight."
At the end of 1960 Richard Simmons wanted to form a vocal group and for this he recruited four school friends Robert Peebles, Kenneth Buttrey, Neil Hooper and Clarence Holland, they called themselves The Paramounts it was an interracial group formed by three whites and two blacks.
After several amateur performances by the state of Tennessee they caught the attention of the announcer and music producer Noel Ball who got them a contract for Dot records where they would record in 1960 the sides "Congratulations / Why Do You Have To Go" and in early 1961 "When You Dance / You're Seventeen".
Without any repercussion with these recordings the group soon separated, later in 1966 Robert Peebles under the name of Robert Knight obtained a success (# 13) with his song "Everlasting Love".
Last Friday I recommended Ed Engel's book on white groups, today I want to recommend two CDs released in the mid 90's on white groups under the title "My Doo Wop Collection: The White Group Sound Vol. 1 & 2.
Perhaps it is a little known compilation and nowadays already surpassed by others, but in their day these two albums were very popular since they carried good and rare songs.
It is necessary to clarify that there are some black groups present, but it is not a compilation about white groups, but about white sound and as has been commented on this blog many times, some black groups had a white sound.
Available on eBay;
I recommend that you visit my YouTube channel to listen to my latest videos uploaded with doo wop, Teen and Girl group songs, some of them for the first time on YouTube as...
Big B Sonic.
And many more.
Click to here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa883z9Zi_5-6Yul5UMe20A
If you don't have it yet, Ed Engel's book on white doo wop groups appears again on ebay.
Another great opportunity to get this book with great photos and biographies.
John Mendel is present in the doo wop guides under the name of Johnny Mendell with ...
The Happy sound of..JOHNNY MENDELLL with Girl and his Premiers.
-Jingle Bell Twist USA / A Real Old Fashioned Christmas. Jamie records-1961.
JOHNNY MENDELL with Girl and his Premiers.
-Pretty Little Rita / Please Be My Love. Jamie records 1962.
This recording also made as by ... GIL & HIS PREMIERS, Vocal by JOHNNY MENDELL.
Above Johnny in the late 60's.
Two rare cards made in Italy in 1958 by The Crests and Dell-Vikings groups.
On one side they have a photo of the group (I like the one of the Dell-Vikings) and on the back a small review of their recordings released in Italy.
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